Though the Land Cruiser's styling is as rugged as ever, it has a smarter, more contemporary feel in this revised form. As before, there's an entry-level three-door short wheelbase variant, but most customers opt for the five-door seven-seat long wheelbase derivative. In both cases, the overall length has been increased with the revised design package - to over 4.8m in the case of the five-door variant. The bonnet, grille, headlamps, bumper and wings have all been re-styled, organised into single, powerful graphic and set higher for better off-road functionality. The grille's apertures have been made as large as possible for optimum engine cooling, while the headlamp main beams are positioned inboard to avoid damage when driving off-road. In profile, the peak of the front bumper has been raised, while fresh elements at the rear include a redesigned lamp cluster with an LED stop light and a restyled bumper.
Inside, the smarter dashboard incorporates classier instrument binnacle. The centre console's revised too and its top has been set lower for a sleeker appearance and better front-on visibility when driving off-road. The redesigned instrument binnacle has a four-gauge layout with precision Optitron meters that flank a 4.2-inch TFT colour multi-information display. There's also smarter white illumination for the instrument panel, centre console and door-mounted switches. This cabin lighting scheme uses LEDs for the front footwells, headlining, glove box and door panels. Space for those in the second row is quite plentiful and access to the rearmost third row seats is straightforward thanks to a generous 46-degree angle for the middle bench. You can fit properly-sized adults in the very back too; these pews aren't just for kids.